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, of course, president barack obama. plus, civil rights icon, congress n congressman john lewis, the only surviving speaker from the 1963 march on washington will deliver his remarks. first we'll hear from superstar oprah winfrey. oprah is scheduled to speak any minute now. we wait for oprah winfrey and others to take to the podium, and they will begin to speak. joining me here in washington is my colleague, wolf blitzer. wolf, of course, you noaa wa very well. you have covered washington for decades. what does today mean for you and the nation's capital? >> it means a great deal. it means so much because all of us who have lived through these 50 years remember what it was like then. remember what we've gone through over these so many years. we know, of course, what it's like right now. don, it's very, very fascinating that at a sensitive moment like this, when the president of the united states getting ready to deliver his important remarks commemorating the 50th anniversary of dr. martin luther king jr.'s "i have a dream" speech, he is right now also so preoccupied with the number one c
this attack. and also it underscores the need for the obama administration to bring some hard evidence forward because with the memory of the lead up to the war in iraq still fresh in a lot of americans minds, simply saying, trust us, he did it, will not be enough. >> i think you're right on that count. chris lawrence reporting live from the pentagon this morning. >>> syria is vowing to retaliate for any military attack and this morning some prosyrian activists say they're behind the cyberattack on an iconic american newspaper. since mid-afternoon yesterday hackers managed to cripple the "new york times" website. the syrian electronic army is apparently taking credit, as it has in past attacks on the websites of cnn and other organizations. christine romans joins us now from new york with more on that. good morning, christine. >> good morning, carol. the "new york times" website was taken down by a malicious attack for hours. here's what it looked like. a group called the syrian electronic army taking credit. a pro-assad group that often targets u.s. media and also claimed to hit twitter. "tim
suspect. they are still looking for that second individual. >>> president obama he's trying to reassure folks that the government is not intentionally reading their e-mails or listening to their phone calls. the president responded to reports that the nsa surveillance program is making police takes and violating americans privacy. he says the revelations prove that the safeguards are working. the administration has been on the defensive since edward snowden leaked about the program. listen to the president an what he told chris about the latest revelations. >> you've said it's not the business of the u.s. government to spy on its own people. the more it comes out, the more there's questions raised. are you confident you know everything that's going on and you can say to the american people, it's all done the right way? >> yes. what i've also said is that it can only work if the american people trust what's going on. what's been clear since the disclosures that were made by mr. snowden is that people sdroendon't have enough information and comfort confident enough with all the safeguards
. it's from a cnn exclusive interview with president obama. >> and if the u.s. goes in and attacks another country without a u.n. mandate and without clear evidence that can be presented, then there are questions in terms of whether international law supports it. do we have the coalition to make it work? and those are considerations that we have to take into account. >> do you believe you've seen enough? >> well, this latest event is something that we've got to take a look at. but keep in mind also, chris, because i know the american people keep this in mind, we've still got a war going on in afghanistan. >> preoccupied with the war in afghanistan. it really seems like he's sort of cautioning against the u.s. getting involved here. what do you make of his reasoning, ivan? >> reporter: well, it's very clear that the obama administration has been very reluctant to get involved in the syrian conflict which has been going on for more than two years, which has led to the deaths of more than 100,000 people and at least close to 2 million refugees have fled to neighboring countries. today
to speed on some of our other top stories. the white house announcing this morning that president obama has canceled talks with russian president vladimir putin scheduled for moscow next month. this is a move that will tos russia's decision to grant asylum to the nsa leaker edward snowden. mr. obama has decide however, that heal attend a g-20 summit scheduled in st. petersburg next month. >>> a massive fire shut down the international airport in asht in kennate an ta international airport. these were posted by kenya's red cross on twitter. fire engulfing the airport's entire international terminal. the good news though, no shlt cas reported in this inferno. kenya airways says they have been able to resume some of the flights out of that airport. a government spokes bern says he does not know what caused this fire. yet, they are not ruling anything out at this time. >>> a strange one. two florida mayors busted, arrested, cuffed and led away all because of bribery charges. miami lakes mayor michael peasy and sweet water mayor manual murano were arrested by the fbi on tuesday following a two-y
president obama's news conference. that's scheduled for later today. you can see it live right here on cnn. it gets under way at 3:00 p.m. eastern time. >>> singer usher headed to court today called for by his ex-wife after his son nearly drowned in a family swimming pool at his home. that's coming up next. we'll bey as he goes back to taking tylenol. i was okay, but after lunch my knee started to hurt again. and now i've got to take more pills. ♪ yup. another pill stop. can i get my aleve back yet? ♪ for my pain, i want my aleve. ♪ [ male announcer ] look for the easy-open red arthritis cap. ♪ lealong the jersey shore,g. coca-cola is partnering with local businesses and the seaside heights business improvement district to restore the historic boardwalk, welcoming beach lovers back with a refreshed and revitalized place to get out, get moving, and have some fun in the sun. it's part of our goal to inspire more than three million people to rediscover the joy of being active this summer. see the difference all of us can make... together. and you wouldn't have it any other way.e. but
. it will be a kennedy-type name. it will be an obama-type name. i'm not surprised she's leaving the door open and if the opportunity arises, she'll go for it. >> okay, let's listen to exactly what she said, because we're going to parse every single word. here it is. >> i'm also grateful to live in a city and a state and a country where i really believe in my elected officials and their ethos and competencies. one day if i thought i could make more of a difference in the public sector or if i didn't like how my city, state, or country were being run, i'd have to ask and answer that question. >> okay, she's saying i'd ask and answer that question some time in the future maybe. certainly, as a clinton, she would have access to an amazing network of fundraisers, the name recognition would be huge for her. i think we can say that she's pretty likable. >> right. >> but is she the kind of dynamo -- i think of her as reserved. is she the dynamo that really sort of real retail politician we see in, like, hillary clinton or bill clinton? they really get into this stuff, she doesn't seem to as much. >>
of physical finance during and after his term. nixon, ford, carter jogged, reagan rode horses, obama plays basketball and the first president bush even jumped out of an airplane. each one a living reminder that how much your health matters whether you're famous or not. tom foreman, cnn, washington. >>> let's check your top stories. one of the fastest moving fire in southern california still out of control. palm springs has had 14,000 acres burned so far. and seven communities have been ordered to evacuate. oprah winfrey says she was a victim of racism on a recent trip in switzerland. the media mogul said she asked to see a back and the clerk refused to show it to her. they say it was a misunderstanding and had nothing to do with racism. >>> in sports, tiger woods has a lot of work to do if he wants to take the pga championship. he's nine shots out as the second round gets under way. he tees off at 1:45 eastern. adam scott is on top of the leader board. you can catch round 2 on tnt starting at 1:00. >>> don't miss cnn's all access pass. a cnn's bleacher report special, rachel nicoles, takes
to introduce the newest member of the obama family, our new puppy, sunny. >>> this new story might have upstaged the new pup. talk about new faces at the white house. we can't exactly call them new anymore. the 1972 miami dolphins. the only undefeated team in nfl history got their long awaited photo op with the president today. it was 40 years in the making. they are a little grayer now. >> i know it's a little unauthor docks four decades after the fact, but these guys never got their white house visit after winning super bowl vii. i know some of them are a little hard to recognize these days. you know, they don't have the afros, the mutton chops, the fu man chus. >>> going to bring in the host of "the lead" jay tapper. i know you're talking to larry zonka on your show in a few moments. when you go back to '72, president nixon, watergate kept them busy? why has this taken so long? >> it is a mystery we don't fully know. back in that era it was not a hard and fast rule that if you won the super bowl or any sort of championship you automatically went to the white house. it does turn out t
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